[Ed. – Maybe Johnson feels like he at least can have some effect if he hangs on. Who knows. It looks like a win for the heel-draggers, but nothing has turned out as expected over the last year.]
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson formally applied for an extension to the country’s October 31 deadline to leave the European Union (EU) on Saturday after parliament handed him a defeat and voted to delay approval of his agreement to leave the EU.
The New York Times reported that Johnson submitted a formal request for an extension to EU officials even after declaring just last month that he rather be “dead in a ditch” than do so.
His letter comes just hours after members of parliament, led by an ex-member of Johnson’s Conservative Party who was expelled by the prime minister, voted to delay approval of Johnson’s Brexit plan until parliament passes legislation to enact it. It also required Johnson under the law to request an extension from EU officials.